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>> in the news this sunday morning, 16th, fairfield police investigate an early morning shooting this send three to the hospital. and the top commander of the revolutionary guard makes through threats against israel this morning if israeli leaders carry out a military strike on iran's nuclear program. thanks for joining us, i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a first look at our weather with our meteorologist lows arrange. >> good morning, everything. we are watching the fog in our area expand. we have cloudy skies in san francisco. still clear skies around the bay, but that is going to change. so throughout the early morning hours we will see mostly cloudy skies, but then the skies will
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begin to brighten up with holes in the overcast. so by noontime a little hazy, but still temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the most part. outlying areas from low 70s. by this afternoon once again the widespread with numbers in the upper 50s at our coast to near 90 around the lever more valley. evening hours featuring more low clouds and fog, and temperatures are going to bottom out here with the stratus and that on shore flow ting to ramp up through the overnight hours and also into next week. we will talk about that coming up. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. developing news in fairfield this morning with three people have been shot overnight. police say just after midnight they were called to the 1200 block of dana drive where me they found all three victims. they were taken to north bay medical center good a block away with nonlife-threatening injuries. no word on possible suspects or what led up to the shooting. police say there's nothing to indicate the incident is gang
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related. officers have gone door to door at nearby apartment buildings looking for any witnesses. this morning two burn victims are recovering after their apartment went up in flames. the fire broke iut near independence way in mountain view. the fire department said the top floor of the two-story apartment building caught fire shortly after 5:00 p.m. yesterday. a neighbor and a passerbier are being called heros for helping rescue the victims, who only suffered minor burns thanks to them. >> there were two gentlemen that were like -- they live right next door. they were sleeping. so i literally thought they were going to like die, but one -- a guy from one of the houses that i run to, he actually went in and saved them. >> that's when the passerby saw what was coming, jumped in to help. after calling 911 a neighbor took these photos. the fire destroyed four
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apartment units and displaced four families. a firefighter has also been treated for a minor injury. a retired san francisco firefighter is missing this morning somewhere between here and california. 69-year-old charles dowd was on his way to montreal to see his son. he left wednesday on an amtrak train and was last heard from in denver. police say he is on medication and may be confused. the top commander in the middle east where iran guard says nothing will stop them from israel if they take action against nuclear program. iran would no longer be committed to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, which allows un inspectors to visit their sites. israel has left open the possibility of a military strike to take out iran's nuclear
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program if the diplomacy fails. iran said their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. this morning there is growing concern for the safety of u.s. workers overseas. the state is ordering all nonessential workers to leave their post in tanisha. abc news reporter chuck seifert son has more. >> two niece police and military now guard the u.s. embassy compound and school damaged by angry protesters. the state department has ordered all nonessential government workers and family members to leave tanisha and sudan. they also issued travel warnings for americans in those two countries because of the threat of more violence. in pakistan protesters stomped on the u.s. flag as the wave of anger continued to spread, even down under. the taliban released this video.
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the aftermath of a revenge attack on a base in after afghanistan. two u.s. marines were killed, several others wounded and extensive property damage, including six very expensive u.s. jets. security was beefed-up in paris as protesters gathered outside the u.s. embassy there. and in benghazi u.s. teams began investigating the embassy where the becomesdor and others were killed in attacks. the team is going to conduct their own investigation of the deadly assault. . the man who believed to be behind the controversial film that started the outrage, nakoula basseley nakoula, left his home. he was questioned by probation officers and released. they are investigating his activities. chuck seifert son, abc news, new york. >> there will be much more on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya coming up at 8:00 when the u.s. ambassador to the un,
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susan rice, appears on abc "this week." is there enough being done for diplomats during this wave of anti-american violence? don't miss "this ""coming up this morning on abc7. an army officer was severally wounded in afghanistan, the victim of a roadside bomb. he lost his legs and arm in a blast. yesterday some of his hometown friends put together a fundraiser in his honor. abc67 news reporter sergio has the story. >> this is usually a pretty boisterous place on saturday and this weekend there's a special reason for all the smiles. >> the community support is tremendous. >> are you surprised? >> i am. i am. i truly am. >> 30-year-old sergeant monte was injured on july 24th by a roadside bomb in afghanistan and
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this event, complete with raffle, silent auction and pool tournament raises money for his continued recovery: the sergeant is now a couple months into his recovery at walter reed medical center in maryland. his mom said he is making a lot of progress, especially considering the extent of his injuries from the july blast. she moved from table to table, thanking everyone to turning out to support her son. it was a shock to get the call earlier this summer from the army that he was injured in afghanistan, but she was relieved when she first saw him at walter reed. >> he said, yeah, mom, about time you got here. first time you weren't late. i thought, oh, my god, his mind is okay. >> he's now learning how to use two prosthetic leg and a prosthetic arm. and although he won't be able to visit his hometown soon because his rehabilitation may take a few years, this group is showing a lot of love and generosity.
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>> the army is covering a good portion of everything, but there are extra expenses as time goes on and that's why this is here. >> the plan to hold a fundraiser like this every year and to donate that money to help other wounded warriors. abc7 news. today marks six months since morgan hill teenager sierra lamar vanished on her way to school last march. family and friends will gather at 6:30 tonight at the search center at the burnett elementary cool in morgan hill to release balloons and hold a prayer vigil to show she is not forgotten. that man, police have charged him with her murder based on dna evidence found in the 21-year-old's car. volunteers searched again for vera yesterday. still no sign of her body. tomorrow a former ran rafael waitress is scheduled to be arraigned for serving up more than just school. she used to work at a restaurant
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on bell law boulevard in san rafael, that is until police detectives say she sold cocaine and methamphetamine 8 times to undercover investigators posing as customers. starting today oakland police are stepping up enforcement to protect motorcyclists. extra officers will be on patrol in areas where motorcycle crashes tend to occur. they will be looking for riders and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. they will also be cracking down on traffic violations that can cause motorcycle collisions. police say special enforcement efforts have been paying off by saving lives. over the past two years, the number of motorcycle fatalities in california dropped after ten straight years of increases. coming up next, the latest on that southern california brush fire that threatened a bellaire neighborhood. also, federal agents say an undercover sting stopped a terror plot by an 18-year-old american citizen who planned to
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blow up a chicago bar. and a bay area animal shelter needs your help this morning. why they need to let so many pets go right now.
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4g lte has the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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new this morning an 18-year-old chicago man faces several terrorist charges after he planned to set off a car bomb in a downtown chicago bar. they have been going through his home in a chicago suburb looking for additional evidence. he was arrested friday night after an undercover operation. he was arrested after they provided him with fake explosives. authorities say he is a u.s. citizen who became the focus of
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investigators after he posted material on line about violent jihad and the kill of americans. in southern california firefighters expect to fully contain a brush fire today near the getty center art museum. it's burning east of interstate 405 in the hills above the pass. it broke out friday, moving quickly uphill toward a residential cul-de-sac in bellaire. no homes have been damaged or are threatened. the fire as charred about 90 acres so far. it's 90% contained. california's beaches are looking better this morning. thousands of volunteers across the state picked up 320 tons of trash for the 28th annual coastal cleanup yesterday. >> awesome work! look at all this trash we picked up! [cheers and applause] >> dozens of people turned out to clean up along the guadalupe river in san jose.
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they found just about everything from christmas decorations to an old mailbox. but it wasn't just in the south bay. abc7 news reporter, lisa, shows us another cleanup spot in daly city. >> reporter: the bags of trash just kept on coming. >> sounds like there is still a lot in there. >> reporter: on this annual coastal cleanup day at the beach, this was a first. volunteers were actually allowed access to a homeless camp that had been occupied for eight years. >> now that he's not here, we are going in. >> armed with bags, gloves and trash grabbers, hundreds of volunteers went in, ready to clear eight years worth of grocery bags. clothes, tarps and trash. >> bottles of water and bags with rocks in them, scissors and
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a lot of coins. >> you see the amount of trash and then underneath that there is another mound of trash, and it just goes and goes and there's trash over there and then 20 yards away there is still more trash. >> it was an overwhelming undertaking. >> there was a lot of trash. we were surprised about how much there actually was. we saw it but we didn't realize how deep it went into the ground. >> organizers recently found out the man who called this place home passed away so they knew this wouldn't be no ordinary cleanup day. the usual task involves pickping trash along the beach and hillside. it's a leisurely day that doesn't require this kind of heavy lifting. >> the amount of trash we are picking up here is equal to what we do in three years through the whole park and the whole beach. >> moving the trash out was a massive project. volunteers formed an assembly line and passed bags up a dirt half-mile high hill and eventually into these dumpsters.
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>> this is really, like i'm just like -- like really. [laughter] >> and because there is still so much trash left in that camp, organizers are planning a special cleanup day to finish the job next month. in daly city, abc7 news. an animal shelterner pleasanton has to close for a few weeks. they need your help to find homes for their clients. 32 cats, 5 dogs, to be exact. they have only five days to find new homes. the floor at the valley humane society is going to be replaced because the eboxy has bubbled. >> and in most cases that would be -- wouldn't be a big deal, but for us the bacteria can get down, the bubbles pop, and the bacteria can get down in the tremendous voices and when that happens the bacteria can be bad for the cats and dogs. >> the shelter is going to close on thursday and reopen around the 1st of next month. well, this summer you really
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made the abc7 sleep train dream campaign a huge success. yesterday hundreds of bay area foster kids stopped by the dream store in martin necessary to pick out a new pair of show, a backpack filled with school supplies. foster a dream organizers sent us these photos. they say the number of donations doubled their expectations. thanks to your generosity, more than 250 foster kids are starting off the school year on the right foot. so again, thanks for making that a success. our meteorologist lisa argen is here now with a preview of the forecast. >> we are starting with a lot of clouds around, still not making their way into the inland valleys. but with temperatures in the 50s, the cloud cover will expand in the early hours. we are talking about subtle changes to start the work week. but in the next seven days feeling a little more like fog. i'll have the forecast next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, an exciting night
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down on the farm as stanford upsets number two-ranked usc. mike shumann has your highlight
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>> our weather, i don't think there's much to complain about. >> we've had the wide range. it's been a little cool at the coast, but that's tip cal. yesterday 90 in livermore. once again, the wide range in temperature but a bit more of an onshore flow out there. as we head outside now you notice we can't discern much from our roof camera. sunrise 6:53. 715 is the sunset. that leaves us twelve hours and
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twenty-two minutes of day light. summer winding down. sorry, i know some people don't want to hear that and others do. we will look at a pretty pleasant week ahead. the changes come with cooler air headed our way. the live doppler, you will notice the low clouds and fog really haven't gone anywhere. they continue to retreat a little bit off the coast and they move back in over the bay. right now clouds in hayward. visibility reduced in the north bay. also down around the monterey bay you can see a gap right there but we are looking at half-mile visibility around monterey. as you head out this morning, not only the low clouds, the fog, but look at the temperatures, dropping into the upper 40s for napa and santa rosa. 50s at the coast. we will see the numbers ten to lose a few degrees here throughout the next couple of hours. and then by the afternoon hours, once again, it should be a pretty decent day. on the warm side inland. but here come the changes in the form of more of an onshore flow, if you are going to be spending anytime at the coast. so maybe just a couple degrees cooler today around the bay and
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coast. otherwise, once again, the wide range of temperatures with the cooler days ahead, really more into next week. so we've got a couple things going on that is really going to keep the weather fairly similar to what we've had. we've had the high pressure to the east of us. it's loosening its grip in southern california so that heat wave for those folks is relaxes. but here's that trough. once again, it continues to linger offshore. but as it gets a little bit closer, we will see the onshore flow ramp up and the winds a little bit, as well. but it will take another day or two before it moves our way. so the cooling trend really for the week ahead today, with a bit more in the wind category. we will see the whitecaps and breezy winds around the bay, but still expecting upper 80s to near 90 in the inland valley. southern california out of the triple digits. we have the red flag warning lifted for parts of nevada and california, but still pretty hot down here with 91 in los
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angeles. 101 in fresno. not much of a breeze getting through the delta so back in the 90s here. 93 sacramento. mid-80s reno. closer to home you will notice today still above 7 to in oakland. a nice afternoon for you for the game. 64 in san francisco with the fog not too far offshore. it will continue to bring the westerly winds throughout the day today. you head inland, the tri-valley, upper 80s today. another nice afternoon. up he were 70s for the santa clara valley with 74 watsonville. 88 in gilroy with some partial afternoon clearing from santa cruz to monterey. so the accuweather seven-day forecast may be a degree or two cooler around the bay today, but really you will notice that probably into next week with the numbers drop into the mid-60s. low 70s around the ba, and not too much of a recovery by the end of the week. so we are kind of locked into this pattern here. if you like it, that's good. >> admit it, it's a little
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boring for you, right? day after day, a little stagnate? >> a little bit. >> thanks, lisa. san francisco 49ers fan should think twice before heckling the other fans at the park today. it might be a police officer wearing that jersey. san francisco police plan to send undercover officers into the crowd as an ongoing effort to prevent fights and other security problems. police will also be monitoring for scalpers and counter fit tickets. they used similar tactics last season. and during baseball games at at&t park. the 49ers first home game of the season kicks off at 5:20 this afternoon at can he will stick park. at at 10:00 this morning the raiders will battle the dolphins in miami, hoping to rebound from monday night's opening game loss. last night stanford trite to beat usc for the fourth straight year. mike shumann has the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning.
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we kickoff with your upset of the day in college football. 21st ranked stanford knocks off second-ranked usc for the fourth straight year. matt barkley came back for his senior year and he's beaten every team except stanford. ten state transfer. find the end zone but he had help from his lineman. 7-0, usc. but taylor, check out his moves. not no one for his moves but he's gone. 59 yards. he passes 3,000 career rushing yards. third stanford cardinal to do so. 156 in a game. tied at 7. chargers get it back. the second touchdown of the half. 14-7, trojans at the break. third quarter, nunez, screen pass to stephon taylor. gets the blocks, breaks tackles and a tie game, 23 yards, 14 a piece. then in the fourth. nunez finds zach. and then stride. gets by the defense. dives into the end zone. 37 yards.
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nunez, 13 of 41. 215 yards, two tds. cardinals up 7. late fourth. fourth and 40, trojans last chance. it's incomplete. stanford gets usc for the forth straight year. maybe it's not an upset. 21-14, your final. coral visiting ohio state for the fourth time in 40 years. buckeyes control the first half. 25-yard dart to devin smith. ohio state led 27 at the state. cal takes over in the third. running back, brendon donnelly big low. sweeps right, breaks a new tackles. great balance. you are not going to catch him. 81 yards. cal down 20-14. fourth quarter, tied at 28 on third down. braxston miller. finds a wide open devin smith. he goes 72 yards. four touchdown passes from miller. a valiant effort by cal, but they lose it 35-28, that final. san jose state hosting colorado state. they pulled away in the fourth.
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throws it to wide open chandler jones. he breaks a tackle. 43-yard touchdown. san jose state up 43-20. and the 51-yard strike to jones, who has six catches for 133 yards and two scores. san jose improves to 2-1. 40-20, that final. 18 games left, a's holding on to the top wildcard spot. hosting the orioles. down 2-0, a's put up five in the third. see ya. his second. they trail 2-1. next badder, chris carter sends it to the corner. no one is getting that one. two score. a's go on to win it 5-2. they hold a three-game lead over the orioles for the wildcard and share texas by only two games in the american league west. cards and d-backs tied at one in the fifth. buster posey, you say mvp, his 22nd of the season. 3-2000 the final.
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they lead the dodgers by seven and a half games. raiders and dolphins earlier today and niners and lions play tonight. the highlights at five. i'm mike shumann. have a great day! >> up next, bad news for sharks fans. a league-wide lockout officially begins in the national hockey league. the effect it might have on businesses in downtown san jose. and the prehistoric discovery unearthed in san francisco last week. what a member of the construction crew dug up at the new transbay t
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>> welcome back, everyone. new this morning, while president obama has a small 3% edge over republican mitt romney in ten national voter policy taken since the conventions, polls in key battleground states give him a bigger lead in electoral college delegate
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counts. polls show president obama leading in 11 of 12 battleground states which have become the focus of both candidates. the nonpartisan website "real clear" shows the president leading his challenger with 332 electoral votes, 62 more than needed to assure his reelection. romney's delegate count is 206. he needs to capture at least 8 of the 12 swing states to get enough electoral votes to win the presidency. right now he's leading in only two states won by president obama in 2008, indiana and north carolina. a lockout is now official in the national hockey league. it could have a huge economic impact on san jose. for each home game the sharks draw about 17,000 money-spending fans to hp pavilion, the shark tank. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon has more on what's at stake. >> reporter: word of the national league hockey lockout
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spread quickly along the businesses along santa clara street saturday night. it wasn't good news. here is a manager. >> it will be negative. that is a huge percentage of our finances downtown. >> nicky pierce is manager of this brewing company on santa clara street. she just hired seven more employees to deal with the crowd she expected when the sharks began preseason play september 26th. >> they will have to hold on and just kind of wait it out, just like everybody else. but it's going to hurt everybody in the pocketbook. >> but for how long? this is the fourth league stoppage since 1992. what businesses dread is that the lockout lasts as long as it did back in 2004, the entire shark season was cancelled. it's the first time a professional sports team lost an entire season. the first time a stanley cup wasn't awarded in 93 years. >> it looks very similar to 2004. my hopes, and i think all the fans' hopes, is it is not going to be the same way. >> rodger winn says a long
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lockout could be disastrous to his restaurant. >> we are looking at probably over 60% down, yeah. probably at least 60%. >> inspector of an nfl lockout has been hang being over the teams for a year. this is the third in 18 months for a sports team. bill daily stated i think it's fair to say there was no realistic expectation to avoid lock outs as of developments on wednesday and thursday. sports analysts say they don't believe this lockout could last the entire season but it could cancel a good chunk of games. the national hockey league players association says informal talks are ting. in san jose, i'm thomas ramon, abc7 news. a san francisco toddler is hoping a stranger can save his life. two-year-old jeremy of san francisco has a rare form of leukemia. he needs a bone marrow transplant before undergoing a third round of chemotherapy scheduled for november. today you can see if you are a
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match. drop by the dragon boat fest on treasure island. two other bone marrow drives are taking place in sunnyvale and milpitas, for more information go to abc7 and look under "see it on tv." new this morning it looks like contra costa county will accept a new less costly bus contract. our partner said the board of directors is due to vote tomorrow on a reduced-rate contract that saves marin county $1 million a year. marin transit january manager recommends they continue to contract with golden gate transit for the bus service. if approved it would save the jobs of about 125 transit workers. those jobs would be eliminated if they would go to another bus service provider. construction at sfo is causing some delays this weekend. crews are working through tomorrow morning to extend the
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runway and install new lighting. parent officials say delays are likely for flights arriving during peak hours from ten this morning to two this afternoon. the runway will shut down again over the weekends of september 21st and september 28th. a massive construction project in san francisco has revealed something really amazing. something that's drawing the attention of paleontologists. the discovery was made last week by a crane operator working on the new transbay terminal at first street between mission and hour. >> reporter: it started as just another day for crane operator brandon. >> i was excavating using a hammer grab, and going through layer of sand, and suddenly i noticed some strange object that came out. >> this is what he had pulled up from 110 feet below the surface. the tooth and part of a jaw of a woolly mammoth, considered the most famous of the prehistoric
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mammals, cousin of the modern day elephant. >> this gray stuff is the original enamel that is preserved along with the tooth. >> a paleontologist calls the fossil a well-preserved and significant find. the woolly mammoth lived 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago. >> the bay was a grassy valley with herds of these extinct critters just roaming around. >> he believes these fragments could be 10,000 or 11,000 years old. >> it's a big deal so we can study it, get some age dates that help us figure things out. >> throughout the project transbay officials have had archeologists on the scene and a treasure trophy of other artifacts has been uncovered. the work here continues on schedule, but now everyone is on the lookout for another piece of what one observant crane
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operator scooped up and set aside. >> a few people tried to convince me it was just a rock, but it just looked too perfect to be a rock. >> certainly if somebody were to come in, we think there may be a tusk or some hair, some skin. if it's safe to do further excavation, we would do that. >> and she tells me that the transbay joint powers authority plans to donate the fragments to the california academy of sciences to exhibit. coming up, are you tired of dropped calls and lost data? find out what is being done to untangle the wireless networks where congestion is reaching the crisis level. and take a live look from our golden gate bridge, showing you the toll plaza there, shrouded in early morning fog. lease arnold will have
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>> welcome back. this is a a live look from our roof kam. showing the flags blowing in the wind. thanks nor joining us this sunday, september 16th. it is the 259th nice day of the year. we are hurdling full force toward the end of the year. that's what i say every time we get to the month of september. there is a precious natural resource that's quickly running out. it's not oil or clean water or anything you can see, for that matter. abc67 news reporter johnathan bloom explains why the federal government has turned its attention to what some are calling a dire shortage of radio spectrum. >> reporter: you don't have to understand the complex diagrams or the jargon being thrown around in this stanford conference room to understand what google's eric schmidt told us outside.
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he sat on a pannel that included the chairman of the fcc about the growing concern that americans are so deeply in love with their smartphones and tablets that the wireless radio spectrum is running out. >> it's like a highway that's getting too congested. the more congested it gets, the slower the traffic is. and the worst our experience will be on these devices. >> fcc chairman said apps like netflix and apple's face time are part of the reason that americans have doubled their wireless data consumption every year in five years thanks gotten saytors of silicon valley. >> who knew that you wanted to have your phone be your matchmaker. who knew you wanted your phone to be your personal assistant for everything. >> but all the appears mean the virtual highway needs more lanes. right now the radio spectrum is sliced up into slices. you have police radios and above that you have wireless mike phones. right in the mental you have the all-important smartphone, and right above that you have bluetooth headsets and wi-fi.
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i'm not always using my microphone and the police aren't calling for backup but when these two devices aren't used their huge spectrums sit empty. part of the solution is to let all of them share one big chunk of spectrum, giving priority to this one. another part of the solution would let some tv stations sell back their over the air channels. >> overwhelmingly people don't watch broadcast over the year. they are watching it through cable or satellite. >> and on their mobile devices, if there's you enough spectrum. at stanford, johnathan bloom, abc7 news. >> however you are watching us, we appreciate it. lisa argen is here now talking about a stagnate, you called it a stagnate weather pattern. >> yeah. not everyone is going to feel the changes today. in fact, inland still staying pretty warms and the higher elevations but right at the coast and around the bay we have some fog and a stronger onshore push this afternoon. here is our look at emeryville. high definition camera.
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the clouds making their way into the east bay this morning. i'll talk about how warm it will get, how cool it will return to later on for the week ahead. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, the great divide in the great outdoors. a bay area group working to get everyone outside. and wall street drama. richard greer stars in a new movie about the downfall of the 1%. abc news and arts and entertainment reporter tells us to [ female announcer ] every day, there's a new reason not to make a home-cooked meal. work, errands, a greasy bag of deep-fried easy. ♪ fortunately with hamburger helper's 40 varieties a home-cooked meal is never out of reach. hamburger helper. help is on the way. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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>> welcome back, everyone. it's 5:45. you see the time right there on the screen. this is a live look from our emeryville camera showing you the likes of, well, heading toward the bay bridge. lovely day on tap. not much change from the way it's been over the last few days. we appreciate you getting up this morning and joining us on
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the abc7 sunday morning news. you know, if you took your family camping this summer you may have noticed a lack of diversity at your campground. more than 90% of campers are white, african americans are less likely to go camping than any other race. abc7 news anchor, dan ashley, reports on a group that's closing that great racial divide of the great outdoors. it is where many childhood memories are made, a family camping trip. but look closely at this campground in gold country and you might realize there is something missing. african americans. this woman is trying to change that. she started outdoor afro three years ago, hoping to reunite african americans with nature. >> it's a social media and in-person community that inspires and celebrates african-american connections to nature. >> today map has a national following. she created an online community
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for stories to be shared. >> there are thousands and thousands of members across various social media platforms. we get 80,000 eyeballs to our facebook page and we have about ten thousand people engaging on our website. >> despite those numbers, the national park service said just 1% of park visitors across the country is african-american. mam said that doesn't mean they aren't enjoying nature. the idea is to get more african americans out into nature. >> we do camp, most definitely. >> linda mcdonald of berkeley said outdoor map is diminishing the stereotype that african americans just don't camp. >> historically african-american people have been a mart of nature. they have cultivated the grounds. >> but the stereotype is true and not true. because my wife, she loves it. i don't love it, but i'll do it. and i'll certainly have a great
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time at the end. >> many of these campers claim urbanization and segregation or disconnecting their community from the outdoors in the past. but today they are trying to bridge that gap by reconnecting themselves and introducing a new generation to nature. >> i think it's good to bond with people. and to experience new things. i mean, my god, this is great. it's beautiful out here. >> i like being in the outdoors, seeing all the nice people, going to hang out with friends and making new friends. having fun. >> to be able to have an organization like this allows more people to do it because sometimes it can be pricey and outside of people's means. >> outdoor afro isn't just for families or even african americans, for that matter. it's about creating a relationship with nature. >> i think a lot of people of
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color are -- they are just not used to it, maybe from their childhood they never really did a lot of outdoor activities. but i think it's great to connect with other people, to get out there, really connect back with mother nature and i think that's really important. not just for people of color, but for everyone. >> dan ashley, abc7 news. >> okay. well, so this weekend is a good time to get out and enjoy any part of the outdoors. i know you don't really like camping, i don't really like camping. it is kind of not a black-white thing for us but we do like to get outdoors. >> yeah, and the persistent onshore flow may change things up a little bit today, especially around the coast and the week ahead. if you head outside from the roof camera, you notice it is certainly dark out there with the sun coming up at 6:53. we will still have the cloudy skies here and in our inland valleys, the inland east bay, the clouds are beginning to make a push that way. we have the low clouds and to go
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electric hayward, castro valley still clear in concord and livermore, but the visibility than reduced up to the north and south of the city here. live doplar 7hd you notice for the past several days, several week, the low fog and clouds have been banked up along the shoreline, pulling pack a little bit throughout the afternoon. and today we are going to call it partial afternoon clearing at our coast. the reason being, there is a system offshore that is still off the coast, but it will be influencing us more today than yesterday. 48 right now santa rosa and napa. so certainly cool in the valleys this morning and with another couple hours of darkness out there we will continue to see some of these numbers drop off. 53 in redwood city with 50 half moon bay. once again, the fog really low-lying up in santa rosa and down around monterey with visibility reduced to less than half of a mile in some spots. so the fog right now at the coast and bay, and it continues to slide a bit to the east. once again, wide range today. in fact, numbers dropping a
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little bit at the coast. upper 50s and perhaps adopted 90-degree temperature like yesterday. we saw that in livermore. but cooler days for the week ahead. and some of the neighbors today will notice more of a breeze. so here's the way it's going to play out throughout the morning hours. you will notice the fog retreating back by about 10:00. and still with the fog just pulling back along the san mateo coast. we have the burlington arts festival. you should see some nice weather along the peninsula with low 70s there. but the 80s begin to become more realized over the east bay hills and perhaps 90-degree temperature down by morgan hill is possible. and up to the north bay, a little bit of a breeze. the reason being that this trough continues to develop and deepen offshore. but we still have this ridge of high pressure over much of california. it is loosening its grip in southern california. so that will allow for this to make a little bit more of an impact in the week ahead. so today we will just call it coastal cooling and around the
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bay, but elsewhere still pretty pleasant. the temperatures in and around where they should be, but for the week ahead we are talking as much as five to eight degrees below the average. today 64 in the city with 70 in oakland. we will look for 68 in san mateo. 88 in livermore. 77 san jose. and looking at santa cruz county fair today with 76 there. watsonville 74. 72 in salinas, and this afternoon for a day game for the a's we are looking at 1:05 in the mid-60s. so pretty nice day there. a little breezy toward the afternoon but more significant cooling tomorrow, into the middle of week. and barely any change which the end of the week. we will see below average numbers set up really beginning into the work week. >> all right. the great weather for ballgames, sports. >> yeah, right in the middle of the afternoon it should be good. >> even camping. >> maybe. [laughter] >> opening in theaters this
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weekend, richard gere stars in the thriller "arbitrage" about a millionaire hedge fund manager whose life is on a downward spiral. here's abc7 news arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez on the isle. >> world events. >> our company, we make a great return. >> how much money do we need? do you want to be the richest guy in the cemetery? >> richard gere, financial hotshot, in control, immune burks around him the artificial word he created is collapsing. >> the way this behaves, half of the funds' assets are missing. >> that's ridiculous. >> but he's lying to his daughter. a bernie madhoff moment. they are in financial trouble and there are other deseats. this family man has a miss stress, and a disaster. he can run, but he can't hide. gym nails it as a new york detective. >> we haven't located the
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driver. >> the driver? >> someone else was driving. >> what happened to your head? >> i hit it. >> hate when that happens. >> susan sarandon as his wife knows what is going on and plays her ultimate card. >> everything i do is for us, for our family. >> this isn't about your business. this is about life. >> this isn't any hero we are cheering. devious inside, sophisticated outside. can he survive? the sub title is power is the best alibi. >> the more time that passes, the more lies. >> there's one line where the gere character is asked do you think money is going to fix there? he says what else is there? that's pretty much telling. arrogantly alouve is cool in the middle of a crisis. he's top form. this is a top thriller and i will have to give it almost a full bucket. i'm don sanchez, abc7 news. we will see you on the isle.
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